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Old 06-04-2011, 11:53 AM
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Default Financial Disclosure

I would like some advice as to whether this was right or not.

When my lawyer received my ex's financial disclosure, it had a lot of things blacked out. I questioned it at the time; but, my concerns were dismissed.

My ex had investments and my ex wouldn't disclose. I had requested my lawyer to get a court order but he wouldn't.

My final Corollary Relief is scheduled to come out soon and I am wondering if I can go to a different lawyer to reopen it and ask for full financial disclosure and a court order for the investments. The Corollary Relief in principle is a good deal if he pays reliably.

My ex is now with an Internet escort ($1,000 for 12 hours of service and yes, I have the proof) and I am really nervous about one getting my spousal support reliably and I feel like I am being gyped so I am asking if people on here think what I want to do is a good idea.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:45 PM
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Your ex's disclosure shouldn't have "things blacked out". That said, if he did this and your lawyer isn't concerned, then there has to be more to the story. Does your ex have reasons why this information should remain private? What reasons does your lawyer give for agreeing to this? It's impossible to answer your question in a straightforward way without this background information.

If you two are seeking to settle out of court, then blacking out this info may be one of his requests.

If he does not (for whatever reason) owe you equalization payment on these assets, then disclosure would be a formality. Yes, it really should be disclosed, that's why it's called disclosure, but it won't be relevent to your support settlement, unless you can show reasons why it should be so.

You are being hypothetical with "what if he doesn't pay support?" If this happens, then you have a case and you follow up then and if necessary ask for full disclosure of the blacked out sections and an explanation.

To be clear, if you get disclosure now, and he doesn't pay support on time, then you still have to go back to court for enforcement. Either way, the need for this information is in some hypothetical future, it's not needed now (from your limited description of the circumstances.)

I am guessing that your lawyer feels there is potential for a quick settlement and that pushing for irrelevent information would just drag this out. If the information is relevent you need to show why.

If he's spending his money on hookers and blow, or if he's giving to children's charities, or both, this none of your business.
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My lawyer wanted to keep this going. I am the one that wanted to settle. I just want to be done with the abuse but I definitely want my fair share and my lawyer won't do anything to find the assets. Can I open the agreement up at a later time. I think he is trying to hide the investments by blacking out.
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